Twitter Reacts to J.R. Smith’s Suspension for Throwing Soup at Assistant Coach

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With the mystery of exactly why Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith was suspended for Thuursday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers now solved, the social media analysis of anyone and everyone has begun. That’s led to a predictable barrage of tweets that offer a healthy supply of humor and creative photoshopping directed at Smith’s odd decision to throw soup at Cavaliers assistant coach Damon Jones:

The embarrassing situation also caught the eye of Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who offered a tongue-in-cheek comment about it:

For the record, the flavor of the soup in question that Smith threw at Jones was minestrone. There’s no indication that Jones was hit by either the soup or the bowl it was in at the cafeteria in the Cavaliers’ practice facility. There’s also no word yet on exactly what sparked the bizarre exchange.

Having been appropriately disciplined, Smith will be returning to the starting lineup on Saturday night when the Cavs host the Denver Nuggets.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.